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by woodburner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Is this the beginning of the end of the Monarchy?
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

I don’t understand the “media�. On the one hand they must make quite a packet reporting on the UK monarchy, on the other they put in destructive stories.

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by woodburner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Iran Watch...
Replies: 186
Views: 26527

All surface to air missiles are guided by something Yes of course. Usually radar or heat seeking or a combination of both. But the radar and heat signals from a 140,000 lb aircraft with the engines churning out enough heat for it to climb would be 30 times the signal from a cruise missile. If you t...
by woodburner
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 492
Views: 81068

I have thought of a new way to encourage the wider use of electric cars. Many parents on the school run are utterly desperate to park as close as possible to the school gates. Double parking, trespassing onto private property, and parking illegally are all common. Some engage in physical combat to ...
by woodburner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 339747

I do not doubt for a moment the contribution of poor food types available to people in the contribution to obesity levels. However, stress does indeed, all other things being equal, tend to raise set point appetite on average in most vertebrates and particularly in higher order mammals including hu...
by woodburner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Heat watch
Replies: 146
Views: 44794

Forecast for Aberdeen at 1800 on Tuesday is 10�C. A bit different to a few years ago when temperatures were so lo for so long with bad conditions that heating oil was more expensive than fuel at the garages. Assuming you could get there. All the large heating oil suppliers had shut down as deliver...
by woodburner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: What happens when global warming is seen to be real?
Replies: 33
Views: 3868

Unfortunately round here “ad hominem� rules. OK?
by woodburner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 339747

LJ, if you have the time (and it’s quite a bit of time) to watch Lustig’s lecture, it shows that rather than stress causing the appetite problems, it is the bio-chemistry of the food causing the metabolic stress. A major difficulty is that the crap food appears to be cheap. Where people in the U...
by woodburner
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NHS vs. USA healthcare.
Replies: 22
Views: 3234

There is something going wrong when people are dying because the paradigm is they cannot get access to “health services�. This is understandable for trauma cases, where getting broken bones fixed is demonstrably beneficial, but for chronic conditions, I would suggest most of those conditions cou...
by woodburner
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 339747

Points to bear in mind when considering the “benefits� of health services. These are only two, and the list could be much longer. Mortality decreases when doctors strike Reports of this have been available for decades, and all over the world. It appears to be elective intervention that is the pr...
by woodburner
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 135811

Then there is the conundrum of whether it is better for a few kids to be autistic than for tens of them to die for lack of vaccination. There are also the many more than tens of children who die shortly after vaccination. There have never been any long term random controlled studies to determine th...
by woodburner
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 135811

But with vaccination against diseases such as polio the disease has been eradicated worldwide through a long term vaccination program (supposedly!). I don't know if there is a reservoir for measles in animals or whether it is just the fact of low rates of immunization that has allowed it to regain ...
by woodburner
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: First insulate the body, then the home...
Replies: 23
Views: 6973

Definitely very last year, but then so are radiators. We don’t have any. BMS is 1) bring in logs from store. 2) If temp is low, open stove door. 3) Put log on stove. 4) close door 5) Adjust controls as necessary.
by woodburner
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US shale oil production is plummeting
Replies: 44
Views: 7267

So we have solar power that doesn't work at all after sundown.And wind power that doesn't work if the weather is wrong and tidal power that predictably doesn't work at neap tide at any given location. So we can't rely on any one of them for total power production, but if we build all three out to t...
by woodburner
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Global youth uprising
Replies: 101
Views: 8448

Woodburner, you really should do a little independent research of your own before quoting what other people have said rather than going on what you are told by your favorite denier website. Edenhofer is an advocate of cap and trade which will, de facto, result in a redistribution of wealth. That is...
by woodburner
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Major gas cut.
Replies: 30
Views: 4036

I'm lucky on the heating front. We have an open fire and much of my extended family are builders/roofers/landscapers. None of them have open fires and so all of the old wood from jobs (old fencing, roofing tile lats, pallets etc) end up in my allotment, where I process them into firewood. The probl...